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Sir Richard Dearlove – Keynote Speaker – Former Chief of MI6 | UK

Sir Richard Dearlove

Sir Richard Dearlove is the former Chief of MI6, the British Intelligence Service and currently the master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Richard Dearlove has had a fascinating career travelling and experiencing dramatic events during his time as Chief. Sir Richard Dearlove is available to book for a variety of corporate events. 

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Sir Richard Dearlove was the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, from 1999 to 2004. He has a career spanning over 36 years in the British Intelligence. Sir Richard rose to Chief, known as “C”, after serving as a frontline case officer behind the Iron Curtain, in Geneva and Paris, in Africa and as station head in Washington D.C.

The completion of the Service’s HQ building in London, was overseen by Sir Richard, where he went on to serve as Director of Operations. Including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the crisis of 9/11 and a terrorist attack on SIS’ headquarters, Sir Richard’s time as Chief of MI6 was marked by dramatic events.

Sir Richard is also Chairman of Ascot Underwriting, Chair of the Trustees of London University, a Director of Kosmos Energy and holds several advisory roles.


“Sir Richard Dearlove honoured the best traditions of RUSI members’ events with his excellent presentation […] he excelled in the subsequent discussion […] One of our members told me afterwards it was the best event he had so far attended.”

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